Little Elm’s fifth park is soon to be underway.
The Lawn at The Lakefront™ will feature a playground, several water play elements, and outdoor games, such as ping pong and cornhole.
The 2-acre park is located in The Lakefront District™, the town’s destination district of restaurants, retail, and recreation amenities.
The Lawn™ sits under the town’s historic water tower adjacent to the Tinman Social House entertainment venue, slated to open late summer.
“Think of a mini Klyde Warren Park,” said Director of Community Services Chad Hyde.
“This park is perfect for The Lakefront™, and we believe it will draw residents from nearby neighborhoods as well as visitors to the park,” Hyde said.
The park will feature a performance pavilion for small concerts and other acts.
The park will include a half-acre open lawn, which will be open to the public and also feature programmed events such as yoga classes and holiday events.
The park will feature a space perfect for food trucks or farmers market.
The park’s playground equipment will have Two towers and be unique to the area. It will also feature water play elements.
“We are deliberate in our parks design; we want them to match the look and feel of the areas they are in,” Hyde said.
Other parks in the Town of Little Elm include:
Little Elm Park is located on Lake Lewisville and features a playground, pavilions, a concessionaire grill, amphitheater, tent camping, a boat ramp, athletic fields, hiking and biking trails, sand volleyball, and the largest public beach in North Texas.
“Our beach is a draw for many people across the Metroplex,” Hyde said.
Beard Park includes a full-size pavilion suitable for parties and gatherings, modern restroom facilities, open spaces which maintain a natural feel, safe and sturdy play structures that mimic natural materials, and a nostalgic area containing a historic cabin.
The park’s overall theme connects the past and the present with a “Family Tree” look and feel, providing residents a space where they can connect with the Little Elm of their memories. In addition, hiking trails are located in the park that join with the Lakefront Trail giving hikers, walkers, joggers, and runners a connected series of paths to customize their workouts and activities.
McCord Park is Little Elm’s third major community park and the first on the east side of town. Located along the Cottonwood Creek floodplain on FM 423, McCord Park is a wooded 38-acre park comprised of gentle slopes, a creek, heavy tree cover, a fishing pond, and acres of open space.
Amenities in the public park include over a mile of hike and bike trails, an 18-hole disc golf course designed by John Houck, a world-renown disc golf course designer, a fishing dock, pedestrian bridges, picnic areas, a splash pad, a dog park, and two playgrounds.
Union Park is the fourth major community park in Little Elm and the first on the University Drive (U.S. 380) corridor at 4911 Union Park, north of U.S. 380. The 35-acre wooded park sits atop a hill with an open-air pavilion overlooking the park.
Union Park’s public amenities include a food truck park, a great lawn, fishing pond, trails, ninja fitness stations,playgrounds, and practice areas.,.
Maximizing community recreation and leisure activities is one of the town’s strategic goals.
“We want to provide our residents with outstanding amenities and an excellent quality of life,” Hyde said.